More Roundups about Lawgiver MkII

lawgiver2-620x350Lawgiver MkII took place on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2015 at Double Tree by Hilton in Bristol.

This was the second year of Lawgiver, a convention dedicated to Judge Dredd and aimed at fans of the comics or films.

There were a large number of Costumers at the event, I like the hobby but personally don’t like the term Cosplay. There were also a few professional reviewers there and some amateurs as well. Continue reading

WWI Executions, Lest We Forget

I saw on the One Show, a UK TV ‘Magazine Program on BBC 1 Weekdays at 19:00, an article about Edith Cavell.

I wrote about Edith Cavell on my personal FB page last year as Armistice Day approached. And it touched me that I was watching this program with my own Mother and she seemed not to know the story.

Edith Cavell was executed on charges of Spying by the German Army during WWI. More famous in the UK is the fact that people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress were executed, of course it was called ‘Cowardice’ in those days.

Here are two examples of the people that were executed. Edith Cavell and Herbert Burden. Continue reading

Lawgiver MkII – A few Thoughts.

LG MkII mastheadThis isn’t a big round up by me of the event. As I am part of the Organiser’s Group I think that’s not really for me. It was quite a while after the first Lawgiver that I wrote my own article.

So what is this article about?

Other people’s views. Some have already posted their experiences up and here are a few I’ve seen so far. I’ll bring another round up if and when I see some more. Continue reading

A few Prizes and Goodies that will be at Lawgiver MkII 25th May 2015

11231806_10153280843178486_790687041393491338_nSome great prizes are going to be up for grabs at Lawgiver on Monday 25th May 2015.

So far I’m not sure what prizes are going with what Quiz, Draw, Tombola, etc. There will be plenty more prizes than I’m aware of at the time of writing this article.

For starters there is an original sketch of Judge Dredd by Carlos Ezquerra that is autographed by Carlos and co-creator John Wagner. I believe the picture will be framed by the time someone wins it. This was done at the SFX Weekender earlier this year.

John Wagner was at our inaugural event last year. We are yet to be fortunate to have Carlos Ezquerra as a Guest. Continue reading

Mars Attacks: Occupation Trading Cards now with added Judge Dredd

photo-originalTopps, the trading card company, have a Kickstarter going to launch a brand new trading card series upon the world.

As of writing the Kickstarter has reached $109,889 pledged of s $50,000 goal. They project was funded in seven days.

Having reached several stretches this fully licensed addition has come up for offer.

If you read the IDW Mars Attacks Judge Dredd you have some idea what to expect from the Judge Dredd add on.

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Lawgiver MkII Program Announced

prog ramLawgiver MkII will be at Hilton Doubletree, Bristol, Bank Holiday Monday 25th May.
Tickets available from Eventbrite £25.00
Tickets will be available on the day £30.00

I’m running the first two Panels in the Hall of Justice. If you are attending you’ll most likely see me first hanging around the Queue so I can fast track the Guests and Helpers through. So if you have a question at that point about anything do feel free to ask and I’ll do my best to answer it for you, or get an answer.

This is the only convention I am aware of that is dedicated solely to Judge Dredd. We aim to cater for fans of the comic and films. This is our second year.

I know the above image may not display very clearly, you can see a much larger version by clicking on the image above.

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